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Forum topic by TidewaterSkiffs posted 02-22-2016 10:18 PM 631 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TidewaterSkiffs

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02-22-2016 10:18 PM

While looking through all the project pictures on here, I just shake my head. My hobby is building wooden crabbing & fishing skiffs, and I can be off as much as a 1/4” – 1/2” in some areas of a build and still come away with a very nice skiff.

I couldn’t build a boat to 1/64”....no way! ;)

The patience and craft work you folks put into your projects are amazing.

-- No such thing as a ugly wooden boat


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David Taylor

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#1 posted 02-23-2016 03:30 AM

Agreed, there are some seriously talented people on this site!

-- Learn Relentlessly

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BigRedKnothead

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#2 posted 02-23-2016 04:35 AM

I’ll quote “the Schwarz” of woodworking:

“Making stuff, really nice stuff, doesn’t require as much nimbleness as it does patience and perseverance. The basics – sharpening, sawing to a line, planing to a line and chopping – take time to seep into your hands. Once the basics are there, everything else gets easier. Turning, veneering, carving, hardware installation and fitting doors and drawers are all skills that build upon the basic set.

But mostly is has to do with the most profound and important piece of advice I ever heard from a student.
During a class in Texas, one of the students recounted how he made his workbench entirely by hand, including ripping 8’ planks for days and days to make the top lamination. One of the other students was simply amazed and asked him: “How did you do that?”

The student answered: “I just decided to commit to it. Once I committed, it was easy.”

— Christopher Schwarz

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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TheWoodRaccoon

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#3 posted 02-23-2016 05:19 AM



I ll quote “the Schwarz” of woodworking:

“Making stuff, really nice stuff, doesn’t require as much nimbleness as it does patience and perseverance. The basics – sharpening, sawing to a line, planing to a line and chopping – take time to seep into your hands. Once the basics are there, everything else gets easier. Turning, veneering, carving, hardware installation and fitting doors and drawers are all skills that build upon the basic set.

But mostly is has to do with the most profound and important piece of advice I ever heard from a student.
During a class in Texas, one of the students recounted how he made his workbench entirely by hand, including ripping 8’ planks for days and days to make the top lamination. One of the other students was simply amazed and asked him: “How did you do that?”

The student answered: “I just decided to commit to it. Once I committed, it was easy.”

— Christopher Schwarz

- BigRedKnothead

I would make that whole quote my signature, but i think it’s too long. :)

-- still trying to think of a clever signature......

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